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My absolute favorite series of fantasy novels...

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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358

The spin off with Janny Wurst is very very good to, the Servant of the empire is my favourite of them.




posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 09:04 PM
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originally posted by: ZombieZygote
a reply to: Benderisfunny

Am I the only person in this thread who enjoys the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind? Book 2, the Stone of Tears was insanely epic.




+1



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 09:18 PM
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The Elfin Ship / The Disappearing Dwarf / The Stone Giant
James P. Blaylock
really love his stuff. light but not stupid.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 09:21 PM
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Man I got nostalgic and dug out the books.

Just a few more and I will quit.

Jim Butcher - codex alera
Terry Brooks
C.S. Friedman coldfire trilogy
Robin Hobb
Glen Cook - black company
Tad Williams - otherworld
CJ Cherryh



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 11:12 PM
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Oh and best short reads have to go to David Gemmil, any of the Drenai novels are good for a quick read.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 11:42 PM
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Black Company series by Glen Cook,Asoif,GRR Martin,Fiest,Brooks,Jordan,and Lord of the Aisles by David Drake.If you can call it fantasy as much as horror,the necroscope series by Brian Lumley is fantastic.Black Company novels are probably my favorite,with Necroscope barely behind,All good reads.Eddings is great as well,loved those books



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 12:23 AM
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a reply to: Benderisfunny

My first scifi/fantasy series was the Tarzan books by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Then the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey.
But my all-time favorite is The Lost Swords series by Fred Saberhagen.


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posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 12:27 AM
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a reply to: Benderisfunny

Here's my favorite fantasy stories/series:

Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (Creator of Cloud Atlas)

Pendragon (It's not about King Arthur but a dude who travels to other worlds to order to stop a man with extraordinary powers from wreaking havoc) by DJ Machale

Morpheus Road, which is also written by Machale (It even takes place in the same Universe as Pendragon since one character from Pendragon appeared in Morpheus Road).

I read some of the Shannara books namely the Genesis of Shannara trilogy by Terry Brooks.

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posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 04:43 AM
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a reply to: Benderisfunny

The Eddings Belgariad books were amazing and take me back to early teens when reading was frequently immersive. Ahh Aunt Pol and Garion lol. Llywelyn's Silverhand books were similarly epic and taught a bit of Welsh at the same time. The set-up for those books had me hankering for a portal to ancient times or for news stories featuring appearances of aurochs.


a reply to: ClovenSky

I recently wrote my first ever 'fan mail' to a fantasy author CJ Cherryh. She wrote a short story collection called Sunfall and I wanted to let her know how big an impact it had on this sorryass reader. No reply, but it was the message that mattered.

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posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 09:50 AM
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Is the "Dune" series by Herbert considered fantasy?
If so....loved it.



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 09:57 AM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
Is the "Dune" series by Herbert considered fantasy?
If so....loved it.


They would be - I think!
But yes, great books... I even enjoyed the movie which is somewhat of a travesty!
I wish someone would do a remake.
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posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: Benderisfunny

The Wheel of Time series by Robert jordan is the best imo. I read the ones you read as a kid too, they don't do it for me so much as an adult though, I have read the WoT series about 8 times since it came out so slowly.



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 12:52 PM
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originally posted by: randomtangentsrmebut his novellas. . .


Shawshank redemption (Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank redemption)

Is plagiarism of Escape from Alcatraz. Or at the very least more inspired by than should be since they were only a few years apart.



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 12:54 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Benderisfunny

I thought the hobbit read like a dictionary, but the movies weren't that good either.

LotR is the only series I ever started and did not finish a single book I think. I read every book and enjoyed them in school, I enjoyed the movies FAR more than the books.



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: UKTruth

originally posted by: Benderisfunny
a reply to: UKTruth

I totally suggest the spellsinger series to start with...another case where character development is stellar! By the end of the first chapter, i was really feeling for poor Jon-Tom...


I just downloaded book 1.

Here is a recommendation for you f you haven't read his books... Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series... very similar to Eddings, but perhaps better.

No perhaps, it's like comparing a 9 (Jordan) to a 7 (Eddings). A few of the WoT books drag on a bit, but even the bad ones I really enjoyed more than most books.



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

I, too, found LoTR hard to get through....and skipped large sections of it.
And I cannot remember if I ever finished it.



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: OccamsRazor04

I, too, found LoTR hard to get through....and skipped large sections of it.
And I cannot remember if I ever finished it.


I have great respect for anyone who gets through the Tom Bombadil section and understands what is going on. I imagine Tolkien must have been on something whilst staring out into the fields of Oxfordshire when he dreamed that up.



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 01:06 PM
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Here are some other reads you might enjoy.

Hyperion Series - Dan Simmons (HIGHLY Recommended)
Orson Scott Card - Homecoming Series (Very recommended)
Gene Wolfe - Book of the New Sun



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
Is the "Dune" series by Herbert considered fantasy?
If so....loved it.

Sci-Fi and Fantasy are sort of lumped together.



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 02:50 PM
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Read The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant by Donaldson, very good. Also the Legend Of The Seeker.



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